Advanced Standing

Credit your CPD attendance towards a UNSW postgraduate degree

The UNSW CPD Seminar program is a high quality, face-to-face academic learning program for practising lawyers. Attendance at approved UNSW CPD events entitles the participant to apply for advanced standing towards the completion of the Masters of Law degree (LLM – 48 Credit Units) at UNSW. Participants are entitled to apply for 6 units of academic credit for 18 hours of approved CPD participation and will be awarded the credit subject to the completion of a substantial piece of legal writing. Examples of a substantial piece of legal writing include publication in a journal, submission to government/law reform commission or contribution to an official report.

On completion of the requisite 18 hours, a participant is required to:

  1. Contact UNSW CLE to obtain a certification of attendance at the approved CPD events by email: or by telephone: (02) 9385 2267 

  2. Contact Law Student Services by email: or by telephone: (02) 9385 2264 to arrange the submission of their piece of legal writing.